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Crowdfunding for Schools

My Mother-in-Law was a teacher and now is a child advocate, traveling from house to classroom, ensuring children have a chance. In college, all my roommates were early childhood education majors. To this day, almost all my best friends are teachers. My father was a corporate trainer for much of his career. April, my sister, is staying home with 3 kids under the age of 8, homeschooling. We have started to bribe them: Send Auntie Steph a letter and she will mail you a Pokemon card in return. The drawings, stories, and questions I get make it worth it.

Education is such a meaningful gift and I am thankful for the men and women in my life who wake up every day and choose to invest in the life of others. 

Many public and private schools are walking into Spring with empty classrooms and uncertain next steps. Peer-to-Peer fundraising offers a creative and engaging way for a community to rally behind the education force, in the good times and the bad. Let's take a look at how some schools are leveraging Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising™, powered by JustGiving™ to supplement their digital fundraising efforts. 

Host a Virtual Giving Day
Giving Days are used to drive donations, typically within a 24-hour window, for at least one fund. Donations are often matched and can either go towards a general fund or multiple funds (think athletics, student needs, etc). You can learn more about Giving Days here.


Honor a Loved One
Perhaps you host a virtual walk around around the neighborhood or you want to conduct a Read-A-Thon. Consider creating campaigns that engage the students' participation and the parents' donations. This could be to honor a student, teacher, staff member, with funds going towards the school or scholarship fund and an activity that resonates with whoever you are raising in memory of.

Host a Parent, Mentor or Teacher Challenge
You can launch a campaign that targets one of your segments for donations or fundraising. For example, Teachers can create personal fundraising pages, with each grade as a team. Then, classes can compete against one another, raising funds for students, supplies, or the community. 


For more ideas, inspiration and thought leadership in the K-12 space, take a look at this resource hub. Or if you are doing something in the P2P space, share it below in the comments!
News JustGiving® from Blackbaud® Blog 03/26/2020 4:22pm EDT

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